strong earthquake struck the Hindukush
Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 10 August
2004 at 00:41 AM
local time. It injured at least 2 people and
was felt in many parts of eastern Afghanistan
and northern Pakistan. It had a
magnitude of Mw=6.0.
was centred 2.7 kilometres ESE of Hazrat-e Sa'id (Badakhdhan),
9.6 kilometres S of Ghowryad-e Gharemi (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
27.3 kilometres N of Sarsang (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
62.3 kms N of Shahr-e Pari (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
78.6 kms SSE of Fezyabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
97.3 kms WNW of Chitral (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
117 kms ESE of Taloqan (Takkhar), Afghanistan,
254 kms NE of Bagram Airbase, Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
279 kms NNW of Peshawar (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan.
persons were injured at Manshera in an
unspecified earthquake related accident, in the North West
Frontier Province (NWFP) in northern Pakistan. Strong tremors were
felt in Badakhshan, Balkh, Konduz and Takkhar provinces in
north-east Afghanistan and also in the capital, Kabul.
In neighbouring Pakistan, the quake was felt at Abbottabad,
Chitral, Islamabad, Parachinar, Peshawar and Swat. Tremors were
also experienced as far as Lahore in the Punjab. The earthquake is
also reported to have been felt at Gurgaon in India, Dushanbe in
Tajikistan and at Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
International Seismological Centre (ISC),
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by
the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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